House debates

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Statements by Members

Moore Electorate: Road Infrastructure

1:40 pm

Photo of Ian GoodenoughIan Goodenough (Moore, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to support the City of Wanneroo in its advocacy for major road infrastructure necessary to unlock the economic development potential of the Neerabup Industrial Area. The local economy of Joondalup is reliant on access to the vast commercial and industrial areas in neighbouring Wanneroo. There is a compelling requirement to upgrade both Flynn Drive and Neaves Road without further delay, providing an efficient east-west link between the Perth-Darwin National Highway and the Mitchell Freeway. This investment will also better connect Neerabup with future economic and employment estates proposed at Nowergup and Pinjar.

I call on the government to bring forward the construction of the proposed Whiteman-Yanchep Highway to serve as a north-south commuter, freight and logistics route. The Whiteman-Yanchep Highway will connect to Flynn Drive and Neaves Road. The construction of this missing link will complete an important east-west freight corridor. Further to the south, the Whiteman-Yanchep Highway will connect with Gnangara Road. Gnangara Road needs to be upgraded from Alexander Drive to the new Perth-Darwin National Highway, improving access for businesses based in the existing Landsdale, Wangara and Enterprise Park industrial estates.